Operation Cheer to come to DeLand area families

(DeLand, FL) - The DeLand Police Department is gearing up to spread some holiday cheer to several area families.

Operation Cheer, which was launched this year, will make sure families wake up to presents under the tree and a full meal for the Christmas holiday. This year, 10 families will be visited on Christmas Eve by the DeLand Police Department. JC's Bikes and Boards and Walmart are contributing partners to this year's Operation Cheer.

"We are trying to extend our hand to those who are in need," Community Services Unit Sgt. Juan Millan said. "This is just a way of us giving back to the community."